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BoatThing using Hardware and Data to sail better, sail faster

by David Herring | 2:50 – 3:35 in Pennsylvania | View Schedule

We have created BoatThing - easy to install and use hardware to assess sailboat performance in a competitive racing environment.

BoatThing gathers sailboat performance data, such as wind and boat speed, from a boat's existing sensor network. It provides both real time and past performance data.

We have used BoatThing during a season of sailboat racing on Lake Superior. We will show the system, the data we gathered and what we learned from the analysis. We will also describe challenges we faced, current work, and future goals for the system.

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David Herring

A software engineer with just enough hardware experience to be dangerous. Entrepreneur and tech lead.


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